Seasoned Lawyers Helping Patients Harmed By Emergency Room Errors in Baltimore and Washington D.C. A strong attorney represents victims of emergency rooms negligence in and around Maryland and D.C.
Emergency rooms are the most chaotic section of the hospital. Every minute, patients come and go with a vast array of ailments. Health care providers may only have a brief window to diagnose and treat the patient, leaving a large potential for errors. Patients may not get the care they need.
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. offers comprehensive representation to victims of medical malpractice in Washington D.C. and throughout Maryland. Victims of emergency room errors and other forms of negligence can count on our lawyers to protect their rights. Our firm has filed more medical malpractice cases in Maryland than any other firm since we opened the doors in 1984—and our attorneys have recovered more than one billion dollars in compensations for our clients. Contact us today to learn how Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. can help. We have two convenient office locations in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Common Types of Emergency Room Mistakes in Maryland and Washington D.C.
When you visit the emergency room, you may be forced to stay in the waiting room for a long time before you are actually seen by a medical professional. Even then, it may be hours until you meet with an actual doctor. A doctor might then be rushed to get you out the door. Under these conditions, many types of errors, mistakes, and careless actions can occur:
- Releasing a patient too soon
- Administering the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong dose of a medication
- Failing to order necessary tests and scans
- Failing to properly interpret tests and studies
- Failing to see the patient in time and delaying treatment
- Ignoring symptoms
- Releasing a patient due to financial concerns or lack of insurance
Recklessness on the part of the hospital and staff could cause a patient to go undiagnosed and not get the treatment he or she requires. The patient may have internal bleeding, an aneurysm, stroke, heart attack, or other serious health problem, yet is diagnosed with a much less serious condition.